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Description

This turn-based strategy game hails back to a classic Japanese strategy game titled Famicom Wars. Advance Wars pits players against very computer AI in a number of battles involving submarines, warships, infantry, tanks, helicopters, and other weapons. During the maps, players may capture buildings to increase financial resources and repair damaged units. During combat, two units go head to head with the results determined by how the two stack up against each other, terrain conditions, and other factors. Up to four players can play using the Game Link Cable or by swapping a single Game Boy Advance at the end of each player's turn.

Screenshots

Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Fighters are absolutely devastating against other air units
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Mountains give bonuses to defense.
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Firing at a Lander (personnel carrier) with Missile trucks
Advance Wars Game Boy Advance Battle won. Credits can be used to buy new challenge maps.

Promo Images

Advance Wars Screenshot
Advance Wars Screenshot
Advance Wars Screenshot
Advance Wars Screenshot

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User Reviews

Wicked! Game Boy Advance Patrick Robertson (5)
A must own for any Game Boy Advance fan Game Boy Advance Travis Russell (3)
Great game, although perhaps too simple Game Boy Advance Kate Jones (453)
Great war on little screen Game Boy Advance 666gonzo666 (56110)

Critic Reviews

Nintendojo Game Boy Advance 2001 10 out of 10 100
IGN Game Boy Advance Sep 10, 2001 9.9 out of 10 99
Gamezone (Germany) Game Boy Advance Oct 09, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Sep 10, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Edge Game Boy Advance Nov 02, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Sep 10, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Gamestyle Game Boy Advance 2002 9 out of 10 90
Planet Gameboy.de Game Boy Advance Sep 26, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Game Critics Game Boy Advance Jul 24, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Just RPG Game Boy Advance 2001 75 out of 100 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Advance Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences
    • 2001 - Handheld Game of the Year Award
  • GameSpy
    • 2001 – Game Boy Advance Game of the Year

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